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Even before gyms closed down (because they’d quickly become coronavirus Petri dishes), I always found it intimidating to walk through the door. Growing up, all I’d ever done to stay fit was participate in youth sports. I played soccer, ran laps, and did the occasional push-ups, planks, and other bodyweight exercises as coaches demanded them. …

In November 2017, Sridhar Ramaswamy—the head of Google’s $95 billion advertising arm—left the company after a scandal concerning advertisements for major corporations found on YouTube videos that put children in questionable situations. Ramaswamy told The New York Times that shortly after that incident, he decided that he needed to do something different in his life—because …

Most new TVs are very good. So good I have a hard time telling friends, family, and readers to spend more than a thousand dollars on any of them. That’s because you can easily get a fantastic TV capable of delivering the best picture quality that Amazon, Netflix, or Disney+ have to offer—like 4K resolution …

Ah, the 4th of July: that traditional time of year when we hunker down in our homes and shop for mattresses and vacuum cleaners to make more months of quarantine comfortable. This year might not look like celebrations we’ve had in years past. Still, if you’re looking for something to distract you from all the …

Endlessly browsing Reddit and Twitter for hours on end? Check. Catching up on Community after work? Easy peasy. Navigating to Manhattan for a leisurely electric bike ride on the weekend? No problem. For most of June, I managed to do all my usual tasks with a pair of cheap smartphones; one costs $200, the other …

Juggling YouTube on a phone, applying makeup, and looking in a mirror at the same time can be a royal pain. Sometimes, the makeup artist I’m watching moves too fast, leaving me with foundation all over the screen in my frantic attempt to rewind. Well, there’s a more effortless solution: the HiMirror Slide. It’s dubbed …

I’ve always gone to great lengths to snap selfies of myself hands-free—stacking boxes on top of books on top of tables, setting timers, and angling my smartphone just right. Asking someone for help is out of the question because I think I’m photogenic until another person is in the room. Then I suddenly can’t even …

Rounding out the rest of the improvements are support for the Bluetooth 5 standard and an upgraded 4G LTE modem for faster cellular data connectivity. Qualcomm says the faster LTE modem should improve services like maps, music streaming, and voice assistants. Does It Matter? But both Qualcomm and Google’s Wear OS platform play a small …

July 4th is approaching, the weather is getting hot, and people are flocking outdoors. The pandemic is far from over, so it’s important to wear a face mask and stay six feet apart. A good way to enjoy the summer and stay safe is to bike, whether it’s around the city or on rural trails. …

Good video quality is integral to livestreaming. We’ve got gear recommendations from cameras and tripods to lighting, too. A Reliable Camera The most essential part of a livestreaming kit is a good webcam. But due to the high demand from those working at home during the global pandemic, they’re hard to come by right now. …